Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Widow


The surreal fogs are back…
Her mind feels while waiting in her lonely balcony
She feels nothing…the mind cannot reach her…
She waits…grasping the railing…her knuckles white

She knows she has faltered…
Grasped by a sudden fear…
Of a dark winter… Of snow…
And, a dead body frozen in the cold…

She waits…knowing she will jump…
She knows, he watches
Silently…mockingly…the perpetual cigarette on his lips…
She knows he is dead and that, she betrayed him…

She wanted to leave him…
Having found love at a crossroad…
Yet, he didn’t give her a chance
He died…binding her to him…forever

And, she shivers…
Yet, she doesn’t feel the cold
And she thinks of the red saree…
And the missing vermillion on her head…

She waits…knuckles white…
Staring out…as the fog engulfs her…
And, a lonely poem…lost in the jungle…
Calls her…while she waits…knowing he waits too…

11 comments:

Apeksha said...

It is something that can give you goosebumps....the helplessness of that woman kind of chokes me...Really....can anyone live with such a truth?..Its dark...its cold...delicately bound by intense thoughts...Keep writing

Aaratrika said...

beautiful one.....in the limits of a few lines you have been able to tell a whole story...

Kabya said...

very noir....liked it a lot...

A GIFTED SISTER said...

well, i dont understand how can a guy look inside a lady? i have hardly found ne like this...the lady here is in such a situation where she cant move..she is frozen and made to stand still...she feels so cold inside not coz of her being widow but coz of the life she is gonna to spend now....but the worst part is there is nobody who would dare to go deep inside and touch her soul....to realize whats going on there... feelings -the indispensable part of ladies....

RESHMI said...

awesome..!! the aura of depth and intensity,it exudes..left me speechless

Anonymous said...

oh ya .. i want to. Prob is the responsibilities and earthly love holds me back ... it would be so simple otherwise or maybe not

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Ranjabati said...

As a certain Blaise Pascal said..
"Man's greatness lies in his power of thought"
Im so fortunate to be back to your blog to see you proving his words right with yours..
Proud of u

semanti said...

"She knows, he watches"......amazing,beautiful and a vivid splash of emotions of hurt and love...........excellent

gulnaz ahmad said...

you know the art of pen down your thoughts n observations intelligently.

misterio said...

d multitude f emotions intricately woven into phrases..simply beautiful